Kate Allott

My teaching experience includes both Early Years and Key Stage 1. I moved from school into further education, lecturing in Early Years education, and then into teacher education at Scarborough School of Education. I worked as a literacy consultant in a local authority from the inception of the National Literacy Strategy, returning to teacher education at York St John University. More recently I spent two years as a regional adviser with the Primary National Strategy, working on the Communication, Language and Literacy Development initiative.

My work within Initial Teacher Education is with postgraduate (PGCE) groups, and Level 2 and 3 undergraduate.  I take responsibility for Early Years in the Department.

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My teaching includes PGCE English and history, and undergraduate third year professional and Early Years elective modules, and second year English and history.


My research focuses on the early years and children’s literature and currently includes a long term study of children’s marking making development and a study of an American children’s author.

Beyond Early Writing  - Publication date  06/15



Allott, K. (2018) Communication and the spoken word. In: Walker-Gleaves, C. and Waugh, D. Looking after Literacy. London: Learning Matters.

Waugh, D., Jolliffe, W. and Allott, K. (2017) Primary English for trainee teachers. London: Sage.

Allott, K. and Waugh, D. (2016) Language and Communication in Primary Schools. London:Sage.

Allott, K. (2015) Non-fiction writing. In: Waugh, D., Bushnell, A. and Neaum, S. Beyond Early Writing. Northwich: Critical Publishing.

I am currently co-authoring an English subject knowledge application, and co-editing and writing for a text on English in the National Curriculum.

Keynote presentation at the Peterlee Partnership Teaching Schools Alliance National Year of Reading conference 15 March 2016

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